Professor Wilfred Carr joined the Institute of Education as Adjunct Professor. Professor Carr has been the Head of the School of Education at Sheffield Hallam University on two occasions (1996-2002 and 2005-06), Dean of the Faculty of Educational Studies (1993-95) and Dean of the Faculty of Social Sciences (2003-05). Professor Carr researches in the philosophy of education. His main interests surround a range of philosophical questions concerning the nature of `education´ and their significance for the ways in which educational theory, practice and research are currently interpreted and understood.
He is also interested in the philosophy and methodology of educational action research. He has been awarded distinctions such as Honorary Professor of Education in the School of Education and Social Work at the University of Sydney, Honorary Professor of Education in the School of Education, Charles Stuart University, New South Wales, Australia and Honorary Vice-President of the Philosophy of Education Society of Great Britain and member of its National Executive. Professor Carr is presently supervising one of the University of Gibraltar’s PhD researchers.